amoxicillin

[ am-ok-suh-sil-in, uh-mok- ]
/ æmˌɒk səˈsɪl ɪn, əˌmɒk- /

noun Pharmacology.

a semisynthetic penicillin, C18H19N3O5S, taken orally as a broad-spectrum antibiotic.

Origin of amoxicillin

1970–75; perhaps am(ino-hydr)ox(yphenyl) part of its chemical name + (pen)icillin
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Medicine definitions for amoxicillin

amoxicillin

[ ə-mŏk′sĭ-sĭlĭn ]

n.

A semisynthetic penicillin having an antibacterial spectrum of action similar to that of ampicillin.

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Science definitions for amoxicillin

amoxicillin

[ ə-mŏk′sĭ-sĭlĭn ]

An antibiotic derived from penicillin, having an antibacterial spectrum of action similar to that of ampicillin. Chemical formula: C16H19N3O5.

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